Studies in Medievalism IX (1997)

Studies in Medievalism IX (1997)

Medievalism and the Academy, I

Edited by David Metzger, Kathleen Verduin, Leslie J Workman

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

The first of a two-volume examination of medievalism and academic scholarship, this collection is divided into four sections: Canonizing Chaucer, Antiquarian loomings, Medievalism, medieval studies, and Medieval studies at the millennium.
Medievalism, the "continuing process of creating the middle ages", engenders formal medieval studies from a wide variety of popular interests in the middle ages. This volume accordingly explores the common ground between artistic and popular constructions of the middle ages and the study of the middle ages within the academy. Essays treat the genesis of medieval studies in early modern antiquarianism; the erection of academic medievalism through persistent, indeed perverse, appeals to heroic medieval manliness and attenuated female spirituality; the current jeopardy of the book (a medieval invention) in the face of technological assault; the politics of the nineteenth-century academy (F.W. Furnival and others); the editorial practice of Sidney Lanier; and the cultural canonization of Chaucer.

Contributors: DAVID O. MATTHEWS, STEVE ELLIS, ANTONIA WARD, GRAHAM PARRY, MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS, ANNA SMOL, DAVID ALLAN, MATILDE MATEO, MARYA DEVOTO, ULRIKE WIETHAUS, STEPHEN STEELE, JAMES KENNEDY, WILLIAM CALIN, JESSE D. HURLBUT, JOAN GRENIER-WINTHER, WILLIAM PADEN

Details

December 1998
3 black and white illustrations
274 pages
22.8x15.2 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9780859915328
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Editorial - Kathleen Verduin
Speaking to Chaucer: The Poet and the Nineteenth-Century Academy - David O. Matthews
Popular Chaucer and the Academy - Steve Ellis
"My love for Chaucer": F. J. Furnivall and the Homosociality in the Chaucer Society - Antonia Ward
An Incipient Medievalist in the Seventeenth Century: William Somner of Canterbury - Graham Parry
Revaluing the Work of Edward Lye, an Eighteenth-Century Septentrional Scholar - Margaret Clunies Ross
Pleasure, Progress, and the Profession: Elizabeth Elstob and Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Studies - Anna Smol
Sceptical Medievalism: The Problem of Arthurian Historicity in the Scottish Enlightenment - David W. Allan
Medievalism and Social Reform at the Academy of San Fernando in Spain (1759-1808) - Matilde Mateo
The Hero as Editor: Sidney Lanier's Medievalism and the Science of Manhood - Marya DeVoto
Memories of the Comtesse de Die: Maurras, Mistral, and Medievalists - Stephen Steele
Naming and Un-naming Violence against Women: German Historiography and the Cult of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia - Ulrike Wiethaus
The Autumns of Johan Huizinga - James C. Kennedy
Ernst Robert Curtius: The Achievement of a Humanist - William Calin
Shifting Paradigms and the Development of Hypermedia Editions - Jesse D. Hurlbut
Merciless and Merciful Ladies: Some Considerations in Moving from Print to Electronic Editions of Medieval Texts - Joan Grenier-Winther
Technology and Philology Today - William Paden Jr

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